Marijuana's Anxiety Relief Effects: Receptors Found In Emotional Hub Of Brain, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Study
Published: Mar 07, 2014
An international group led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found cannabinoid receptors, through which marijuana exerts its effects, in a key emotional hub in the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. This is the first time cannabinoid receptors have been identified in the central nucleus of the amygdala in a mouse model, they report in the current issue of the journal Neuron.
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